Kim Sargent-Wishart (PhD, RSME, RSMT) is an artist, researcher, educator & writer specializing in somatic education, physical practices & contemplative photography. Research interests include experiential embryology and creative practice, the life cycle, perception and presence, and everyday beauty. She teaches classes (in person and online) based in Body-Mind Centering®, somatic writing and contemplative photography.
With a BA with Honors in Dance from Wesleyan University (Connecticut, USA) and a PhD in Performance Studies from Victoria University (Melbourne, Australia), Kim is a Certified Practitioner and Teacher of Body-Mind Centering®, and a Registered Somatic Movement Educator and Therapist (ISMETA). Kim has practiced movement education (including Pilates) and bodyworker since the early 1990s. A student of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition for over 20 years, her arts practice is influenced by Miksang contemplative photography and dance/movement improvisation.
Circulate Movement Arts & Education hosts the Circulation Project as well as workshops and events.
Kim is co-director and faculty at Somatic Education Australasia (SEA), offering the Body-Mind Centering® licensed Somatic Movement Education program in Melbourne. She is the co-editor of The Art of Embodiment (2021) and co-founder of the ASTER association, a new not-for-profit based in Melbourne.
Recent publications include See where you are: somatic meditation and contemplative photography, Journal of Dance, Movement & Spiritualities, Volume 8, Numbers 1-2, 1 December 2021, pp. 97-107(11).
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